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On the up: BBL|12’s breakthrough stars

THE BBL has long been a hotbed for emerging talent, and that was no different in BBL|12. Across a season which saw the Perth Scorchers take out their fifth title, players of all disciplines and experience levels put their names in lights, and in this article, we highlight seven prospects who either burst onto the […]

Hobson, Connolly combine to seal Scorchers back-to-back BBL titles

TEEN sensation Cooper Connolly has burst onto the scene after helping deliver his Perth Scorchers a second-straight Big Bash League (BBL) title. The 19-year-old batter was scarcely used all tournament, facing just 11 balls, but came up clutch when called upon to hunt down the Brisbane Heat’s 7-175 alongside Nick Hobson. In front of a […]

Preview: BBL|12 Final – Perth Scorchers vs. Brisbane Heat

AFTER 56 regular season games and four postseason bouts, only two teams remain in the hunt for the BBL|12 title. On Saturday at Perth Stadium, reigning champions the Perth Scorchers will look to secure an unprecedented fifth crown, but will have to quell this season’s ultimate underdog, the Brisbane Heat. We run you through all […]

Neser knock sees Heat pull off stunning Sixers upset

UNLIKELY chase catalyst Michael Neser has guided the Brisbane Heat to a stunning upset of the Sydney Sixers, and into the BBL|12 final. The bowling allrounder struck an unbeaten 48 (32) at the SCG last night to silence the magenta clad crowd, surpassing a measly target of 116 with 10 balls to spare and securing […]

BBL|12 Team of the Tournament announced

AFTER 56 regular season games and in the midst of an intriguing finals series, the BBL|12 Team of the Tournament has been announced. Coaches from all eight BBL clubs cast their votes on the 12-man squad, which is skippered by Aaron Finch and features Player of the Tournament Matt Short. The latter, along with Steve […]

Recap: BBL|12 Finals – Week One

THE DUST has settled on week one of the BBL|12 finals series, with three games in as many days setting the scene for this week’s challenger and final bouts. Reigning champions, the Perth Scorchers are gunning for a record fifth title and have already qualified for the decider, where they will meet either the Sydney […]

Heat to play off for final spot after eliminating Renegades

BRISBANE Heat will play off against the Sydney Sixers for a spot in the BBL|12 final on Thursday, after defeating the Melbourne Renegades by seven wickets at Marvel Stadium. Victorious captain Usman Khawaja (59) showed his class to help chase down the home side’s 5-162 and become the leading BBL finals run-scorer. The result is […]

Ashton turns the screw on Sixers to set up home final

PERTH Scorchers skipper Ashton Turner (84*) has helped his side secure a home decider in BBL|12 after defeating the Sydney Sixers in Saturday night’s qualifier. After the hosts fell to 3-22 chasing Sydney’s 8-151 at Perth Stadium, Turner put on an unbroken 132-run stand with Cameron Bancroft (53*) to see the Scorchers home with nine […]

Heat advance as Sydney weather strikes BBL eliminator

BRISBANE Heat’s Australian Test stars have helped set up a rain-affected eight-run win over the Sydney Thunder on Friday night. In what ended up being an anticlimactic start to the BBL|12 finals series, the travelling side advanced to Sunday’s Knockout fixture via DLS Method at Sydney Showground Stadium. A classy knock from finals specialist Usman […]

Preview: BBL|12 Finals

FINALS are upon us in BBL|12, with five teams left in contention to take out the 2022/23 title. While the top two sides have been a cut above, a competitive mid-table field will be in it to win it. Ahead of tonight’s eliminator between the Thunder and Heat, we run through all you need to […]

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